100% Foreign and joint industrial investment fell from 224.3 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) during the first two months in 2013 to 184.3 MTD in the same period of 2014, recording a decrease of 17.8 %.
This decline is mainly due to projects with 100% foreign investment which decreased by 49.8 %, said the latest figures from the Industry Promotion Agency (API).
In contrast, in joint projects, investments increased by 124.3 %, from 41.2 MTD to 92.4 MTD during the first two months of 2014.
The sectoral approach shows that the decline in 100% foreign and joint investment is mainly due to the sector of mechanical and electrical industries where reported investments reached nearly 25.3 MTD during the first two months of 2014 against 156.4 MTD during the same period of 2013.
Similarly, joint and foreign investments reported under miscellaneous industries fell from 19.8 MTD (2013) to 3.2 MTD (2014).